I learned something new about my running self today. Races motivate me more than anything else to run. This is the first run that I have had since August (when I started training for the NYC Marathon) where I haven’t had a race coming up to train for.
When I got up this morning and procrastinated doing anything productive for 2 hours I finally told myself that I should run but then I thought WHY? I don’t have anything to train for?!?!
Somehow I made it onto the treadmill (by this time it was already 92 degrees outside and there was no way I was going to run in that) and once I got running and started feeling less nauseated (when will this feeling go away for good?) and the endorphins started kicking in I thought this is WHY I should run even when I don’t have any races on the schedule.
8 miles total in 80 minutes followed by my favorite thing to do after a treadmill run…
Lay down on the hot treadmill belt.
Take my shoes off and put my feet up.
I can only stay on my back like that for a minute or two because of the baby but dang it felt good.
Safe to say that a good chunk of our earnings for the rest of our lives will be going towards races because that is my biggest motivator to get me out the door (or on the treadmill) to run and then the rest of the benefits from running come along with it.
I really am way too indecisive when it comes to food. How could someone have two pieces of toast with the exact same toppings on both slices? So one piece of toast was sweet (jam and a laughing cow cheese wedge) and one piece of toast was savory with eggs.
Look it is a vegetable on my plate. I thought I should add some green so that all of the orange didn’t hurt your eyes.
I found Billy’s pictures from Ragnar today on our camera and decided to post them without even asking him.
Best scenery ever.
His ITBand ended up flaring up again but overall he absolutely loved the experience of Ragnar. He has taken off all of last week and will probably try out a short run this week. Silly injuries ruining people’s lives.
Are you highly motivated like me by RACES?!?!
Favorite toast toppings?
Out of all of the races that you have done, which had the most beautiful scenery?
What was the main color in your lunch today?